Conference session PubFactory Virtual Series 2021 (October, 2021)
The Power of Publishing with Video
Ben Jipson, from the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS), and Violaine Iglesias, of Cadmore, present their perspectives on working together and with PubFactory to make video a regular part of JNS publishing..
Although many metadata standards address video and audio assets to some extent, a clear, commonly understood, and widely used set of properties is lacking. This is particularly problematic when assets are interchanged between their producers.
Conference Demographics and Footprint Changed by Virtual Platforms
A quantitative analysis of recent virtual scientific conferences showed participation by both women and students increased in the triple digit, in addition to lowering the cost burden and minimizing carbon footprint.
ASAE gives a few tips on improving the accessibility of your virtual meetings. The author suggests three fundamentals are closed captioning, a sign language interpreter, and appropriate formatting of slides and handouts.
Reimagining Medical Conferences for a Virtual Setting
This Harvard Business Review article by meeting organizers of the Scoliosis Research Society offers lessons learned and challenges for taking events virtual and a glimpse at the future of hybrid events.
There are some inherent accessibility advantages to virtual conferences, but also challenges, especially around chat functionality. Four publishing and accessibility advocates, including Violaine Iglesias, examine concerns and propose solutions.
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